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Church of St. John the Divine

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St. John the Divine is an Episcopal Church. This means we worship and pray alongside 2 million other Episcopalians in America, and over 85 million Anglican Christians worldwide, and we consider all people of faith our sisters and brothers - not just the ones who go to our kind of Church or who worship or pray or believe exactly the way we do. We see ourselves in many ways as both Catholic and Protestant, if you're not sure where you fit on that spectrum, you'd probably fit in fine with us.  We try to focus less on our differences and more on our common hope through faith in Jesus Christ. Whoever you are and whatever you believe, you are always welcome at St. John the Divine, Costa Mesa. Most of all it means that we believe we are all loved by God in Jesus Christ. All of us. We come together on a regular basis, soak up the Love of God, and figure out how to spread God's Love and Grace to the world in which we live in real ways.

Together we seek to know Christ and make Christ known. We seek to be rooted and grounded in the Love and Grace of God that is in Christ Jesus, to preach Christ Crucified with our feet and hands as much as with our mouths, to live sacramental lives, and to engage with each other and our neighbors practically, with love in our hearts.

We strive to remember, and lean into, the depth and the width and the breadth of the Love that God has for us. His Love is the heart of the community, the center of the Church, and the message of the Cross. Love for our God, Love for our neighbor and Love for ourselves will pour out of us when we tap into the love that He has for us. 

Our church takes its name from John the Divine (aka John the Revelator) – the recipient and author of the Biblical book commonly known as “Revelation”.  John’s revelation of Jesus Christ shows a world being transformed by God so that it becomes one with His Kingdom. 

We pray to be a church that can help this world become one with God through Jesus Christ.

Worship times

8:00 am
Holy Eucharist Rite I
A spoken service, with traditional language (thee, thou, etc.), Scripture readings, prayer, and communion. Zoom is also available. Contact for login information.
10:00 am
Holy Eucharist Rite II
A service with music, more contemporary language, Scripture readings, prayer, and communion. There is also Childcare and Sunday School. Zoom is also available. Contact for login information.

Volunteer opportunities

One time opportunities
Ongoing commitment opportunities

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183 E Bay St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2145
United States

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Organized groups

Adult faith formation
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)/Narcotics Anonymous/Twelve Step
Bible study
Daughters of the King
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
Girl's Friendly Society
Men's group

Other community groups

Girls' Friendly Society - fellowship and fun for ages 5 and up